Google Gives MSN Search a Run for Their Irrelevancy

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So what's with Google

So what's with Google indexing and ranking it's own serps? Also note the DMCA request at the bottom of the page, I wonder what that was??

Hmmm, I smell linkbait... >>

Hmmm, I smell linkbait...

>> Should Random House rank for Dell?

Well, yeah, since it's an RH brand.... Bantam Dell are one of their labels. As for the CD thing, well, LSI lives man, LOL

>> indexing and ranking it's own serps?

That's very obviously someone trying a bit of hub score tweaking somewhere. Note they didn't actually crawl the page... but google.com seems to have a LOT of root authority, unsurprisingly. You can read the DMCA request, if you really give a shit

She's no 10 year old

Dunno, but LSA (LSI) is supposed to be at the level of a 10 year old. In what country I wonder? I think my 6 year old can do a better job of dealing with relevancy and semantics.

So what's the big deal? When you're looking to be the BIGGEST index (quantity over quality?) there is a good chance there is some strange happenings and 'Irrelevancy' will start to appear.

I for one, have begun question more than a few results I find these days as far as that goes... for another day.... :0)

Search for "search"

You probably know this but it is interesting to note that when we search Google for the expressions "search" and "search engine" the first result is... MSN Search!

Well..

I'm not going to get into the "bad data push" talk or anything, but I will say that Google results have gotten sort of MSN-ish over the past 6 months. The Dell result is because Random House has a ton of links coming in with the word "dell" in it. See here

I have one search phrase that is fairly competitive that has 70 of the top 100 results as GoDaddy parked page that link to a PPC page on the topic.

Seems that too many filters have thrown the baby out with the bathwater.

The real question

So here's the $64 question ... would you rather have slightly spammy results that are on topic or trusted sites that are off topic but have the words on the page?

Seems that too many filters

Seems that too many filters have thrown the baby out with the bathwater.

That's what they seem to have been doing with every update for the past 3 years. :)

So here's the $64 question ... would you rather have slightly spammy results that are on topic or trusted sites that are off topic but have the words on the page?

With quality controls applied in AdSense, you'd kill many of those spammy results anyway, IMO.

Google feeds spam with one hand, then tries to filter it with the other. That sort of hebephrenic approach is strangling Google's key product - search.

For those as lexicologically

For those as lexicologically impaired as myself:

hebephrenic

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